Christie Pearce Rampone named to Soccer Hall of Fame

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Christie Pearce Rampone has been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

The U.S. Women’s National Team icon was surprised with the honor by former teammate Abby Wambach.

Rampone boasts the second-most USWNT caps with 311 international matches, starting in 272 of those appearances. The legendary defender acquired two World Cup titles and three Olympic gold medals in her 19 years with the national team.

Rampone will be inducted into the Soccer Hall of Fame on Oct. 2 in Frisco, TX.